The Different Faces of Jim Carrey in 5 Movies

The Internet has been buzzing about Sonic for months, and it’s not just because of the video game nostalgia. The Sonic character redesign caused a massive stir both online and in the film industry. And it taught us that if the Internet complains relentlessly enough about something, it will win. And now Sonic the Hedgehog is finally here! But it’s not just Sonic’s cute little face we’ve been waiting for. Jim Carrey stars as the evil, goggle-sporting, power-moustached villain, Dr. Robotnik in the film. And Sonic fans couldn’t wait to see these two characters wreak havoc on screen. After all, Jim Carrey is the king of wreaking comedic havoc, with decades of acting experience and more memorable roles than we can count.  

Jim Carrey is famous for his high energy slapstick comedy and animated facial expressions. But he is not a one-dimensional actor by any means. This talented guy has more depth to him than you might expect. Here are five Jim Carrey movies that show off how diverse his many sides are.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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Starring as Ace in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective has to be one of Jim Carrey’s most iconic roles. The bright Hawaiian shirts, the pink tutu, the hair – they’re all essential to the vision that is Ace. The story follows Ace’s search for the Miami Dolphin’s abducted dolphin mascot. And like some kind of bizarre Disney princess, Ace has lots of cute animals assisting him through the movie too. Funnily enough, Jim Carrey said that he based the character of Ace on the movement on birds. That makes total sense given his cockatoo-like hair and colorful shirts. This is Jim Carrey in typical over-the-top fashion: loud, expressive, and hilarious. Oh, and did we mention he gave us this famous sassy movie quote too?

The Truman Show

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The Truman Show was a big hit with critics and audiences alike when it came out in 1998. The comedy-drama follows Truman, an insurance salesman played by Carrey, who starts to realize that his seemingly perfect life is actually a mass reality TV show. This was Carrey’s first dramatic role, which finally allowed us to see more of his acting depth. At this point in his career Carrey was so famous that he was used to constantly being watched by paparazzi, which Carrey later said helped him relate to Truman’s character. Although Truman faces plenty of ridiculous situations as he questions his sanity, he must also make some serious decisions once he becomes aware of what’s happening. Does he follow his own free will, or does he do what the audience wants?  

The Truman Show Being Spontaneous Gif

Me, Myself, and Irene

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Me, Myself & Irene is a dark comedy that shows us a multi-faceted Jim Carrey. He plays the part of a kind, timid police officer, and father named Charlie, who happens to have Split Personality Disorder. When he runs out of his medication, the alter-ego that surfaces is the total opposite of his normal personality: utterly aggressive, super rude and hilarious. While Charlie deals with this, he’s tasked to escort a woman named Irene, played by Renée Zellweger, to a different state. They’re put in plenty of outrageous situations along the way thanks to Charlie’s split personality, and Carrey switches back and forth between the two seamlessly. Combine that with his animated face and exaggerated expressions, and this is the perfect role for Carrey. He ad-libbed several scenes in the movie as well. In a scene where he and Zellweger push a car off the cliff, Carrey says “on nine” instead of the usual count to ten, and Zellweger looks clearly surprised. In typical Carrey fashion he always kept everyone on their toes.

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Man on the Moon

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Man on the Moon is the film that showed us the most serious side of Jim Carrey yet. The story is based on Andy Kaufman’s life, an eccentric, one-of-a-kind performer and comedian from the 70s and 80s. Kaufman was known for keeping audiences on their toes: he could make them laugh, sit in uncomfortable silence, and everything in between. Everything was a performance to Kaufman. Even his close friends couldn’t tell what was real and what wasn’t. The part of Andy completely made sense for Carrey, and he took it head-on, staying in character as Andy on and off set. He even refused to be called by his real name when the cameras weren’t rolling. He drove the production crazy with his shenanigans, but at least he won a Golden Globe to make up for it.

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Batman Forever

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Batman Forever is as star-studded as a superhero movie can get, featuring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey, and more. The story follows Batman as he falls in love and finally finds his legendary sidekick, Robin. And per typical Batman fashion, he must also fight off some villains to save Gotham City. The colorful villains here are Two-Face, played by Jones, and The Riddler, played by Carrey. Although this duo made quite an impact on screen, Jones and Carrey reportedly did not get along off-screen at all. Good thing these two are great actors so we couldn’t tell! In any case, here we finally see Jim Carrey play the part of a villain as The Riddler, and he does not disappoint. His bright red hair and bright green costume match his energy perfectly. He’s boisterous, loud and mysterious all at the same time. In fact, Carrey brought so much enthusiasm to the role that he reportedly broke about a dozen of his prop canes while learning how to twirl for the part. Worth it.  

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FOOLING AROUND WITH THE CAST OF GLASS

DEEP REFLECTIONS

No April Fool’s pranks here – Glass arrives on digital tomorrow in up to 4K + UHD with all of the super stunts, menacing machinations, and terrifying twists you can handle.

Watch the exclusive video above to hear writer/director M. Night Shyamalan and stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy discussing such daring and devious subjects as favorite sandwiches, favorite comic books, and what superpower they’d really want to have.

NINETEEN YEARS BAD LUCK

Glass is the culmination of a trilogy of skewed takes on the superhero genre, starting with the unforgettable force of 2000’s Unbreakable.

The now-classic tale of an ordinary man turned invincible protector introduced an iconic hero and villain who have been waiting in the shadows for their chance at one final showdown.

Next came 2017’s Split, the multi-faceted madcap thriller featuring a fractured outcast with multiple personalities and killer intent.

Though not a direct sequel to Unbreakable, Split‘s super-secret mid-credits scene revealed that the two films in fact take place in a shared universe. Talk about a signature Shyamalan twist!

That brings us to the grand finale. Glass finally brings the heroes and villains of this strange and shocking world into one room together, specifically a room in a mental hospital designed to eradicate their delusions of super-powered grandeur.

Were the metahuman misadventures really all in their head? Is there a more sinister motive behind their treatment? Get Glass on digital tomorrow to find out.

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THE RACE IS ON FOR A SIGNED POSTER, PROP REPLICAS, AND MORE

Of course when it comes to Transformers there’s always more than meets the eye. We’re also celebrating Bumblebee‘s arrival by giving away some turbocharged prizes that would make even a gearhead like Charlie jealous .

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